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Flipbook: "Becoming a Writer"


Every few weeks, we launch a new Fiction Writers Review “Flipbook.” During the past two and a half years, we’ve featured more than 50 interviews with authors established and emerging. They’ve had such valuable insights into the writing life—from thoughts on process and craft to ideas about community and influence—that we wanted to find a way to further these conversations within our community. Each Flipbook highlights some of the very best of the conversations on our site, centered around a particular topic.

Our latest Flipbook is now up on the FWR Facebook page, with an exclusive slide right here on the blog.

This Flipbook’s theme is “Becoming a Writer,” featuring reflections from Benjamin Percy, Anthony Doerr, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Adam Haslett, and Yiyun Li. Flip through, share with your friends and fellow writers, and most of all, enjoy!

We’re also hoping that you’ll add your voice. Let us know how you approach research for a new project, or pass on favorite quotes from writers on the subject.

Here’s an exclusive slide with a bonus quote from Benjamin Percy. Head over to our Facebook page for the rest of this album.

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[Click here for the rest of the “Becoming a Writer” Flipbook!]

Benjamin Percy is the author of the novel The Wilding and two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. His second novel, Red Moon, is forthcoming from Grand Central/Hachette in 2012. Percy teaches creative writing (fiction and nonfiction) in the MFA program at Iowa State University and is also a faculty member at the Low-Res MFA program at Pacific University. His honors include a Whiting Award, the Plimpton Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories.

The full interview containing this excerpted Flipbook page was originally published at Fiction Writers Review and can be read by clicking here: Some Supernatural Source of Primal Energy: An Interview with Banjamin Percy.

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